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Lakes, rivers, streams and wetlands are among the most important natural resources for Minnesotans, and we all have an interest in ensuring their quality for future generations. But when rain falls on impervious surfaces such as paved streets, parking lots and rooftops, it can collect materials that pollute our water resources. Polluted water runoff containing pesticides, sediment, nutrients, oil, chemicals and litter is transported through storm sewer systems to our lakes, rivers, streams and wetlands without treatment.

Under the federal Clean Water Act, cities must implement management practices to reduce the risk of pollution entering waterbodies through a stormwater system. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency  oversees and administers a permit program on behalf of the US Environmental Protection Agency  that regulates these management practices to ensure that federal and state requirements are being met. The City’s Stormwater Pollution Prevention Program (SWPPP) lays out the management practices the City employs to address pollution within its stormwater system and to meet regulatory requirements.

Public Comments Accepted

The City accepts public comments on the city’s SWPP throughout the year.  To do so, please contact the City Clerk at or (651) 429-1356.  Comments received will be considered as part of the annual program review.

LINK TO:  MS4 Permit Application and Stormwater Pollution Prevention Program

Additional Resources

The City of Dellwood is part of the East Metro Water Resource Education Program (EMWREP) which is a partnership of local units of government to with the goal of providing education about issues affecting local lakes, rivers, streams and wetlands to improve the health of our water resources.  Learn More About How You Can Help: